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travel southwest to west early saturday morning local time by using binoculars or telescopes. nasa says asteroids of similar size have come as close once every 40 years and collide with the earth once every 1,200 years. >>> researchers in the united states believe north korea could be preparing a new missile launch in the wake of tuesday's nuclear test. their analysis is based on recent satellite photos of a launch site in the northeast of the country. researchers at johns hopkins university looked at images of the launch site in musendanri. they compared photos taken in january with shots from three months earlier. the photos show a crane pointing in a different direction. part of the launch pad has also been cleared of snow. the researchers say this activity could point to another missile test. the researchers also report that a new launch pad is being upgraded. they say it's been fitted with three large fuel tanks and a flame trench cover to protect large rockets from exhaust gases. they note the cover appears similar to the one used in iran indicating possible assistance from tehran
the proposal to be positive. it can help us achieve our goals and satisfy our people. >> jalili met with representatives of the five permanent members of the security council and germany. they want scientists to stop enriching uranium to 20% purity. beyond that point it is relatively easy to turn it into weapons-grade material. jalili is open to talking about the purity question but he's against shutting down the controversial enrichment facility known as fordo. >> translator: it is impossible for us to accept the suspension of uranium enrichment. all the iranian people are united in support of nuclear development. we will continue the development because it is our right. >> the delegates agreed to meet again in almaty in april. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry says the latest talks were useful. kerry said he hoped iranian leaders will respond positively. >> we look to iran to carefully review an incredible and confidence building steps and put it on the table. >> kerry said u.s. president barack obama made clear his determination to implement his policy that iran will not hav
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> barack obama has some unfinished business. the u.s. president says the hard work of millions of americans has not been rewarded and he says it's time to reunite the engine of economic growth. he promised to work on behalf of the middle class in his state of the union address. >> it is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country, the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, no matter what you look like or who you love. >> obama made the address before a joint session of congress. he said his first priority is making the country a magnet for new jobs in manufacturing. he said some of those jobs could come through investment and clean energy. he said the extreme weather americans have seen should remind them they need to do more to combat climate change. obama said america will remain the anchor of strong alliances around the world, as he outlined threats from abroad. he criticized north korean leaders a day after they carried out another nuc
is flying to washington for his first talks with u.s. president barack obama since he took office in december. their agenda is packed and their discussions are expected to touch on everything from a wide-ranging free trade deal to punishing north korea. >> translator: i want the summit talks to show the international community that japan and the united states have restored the strong bond of their alliance. >> abe says that alliance became unstable during the former democratic party-led administration. he says he's going to talk to obama about the u.s.-led negotiations for the transpacific partnership. nations that joined the discussions for the free trade agreement are supposed to in principle eliminate all tariffs, but abe doesn't want to abide by the precondition. abe and obama are expected to share ideas on what to do about north korea. scientists in the country last week carried out their third nuclear test. the leaders are expected to agree to push for a u.n. security council resolution imposing new sanctions on pyongyang. >>> government officials say the prime minister will
training in neighboring mali and issuing bold threats. our sho beppu brings us the story. >> reporter: this man is reported to have led the attack. he's known as abdel rahman from niger. he phoned media outlets throughout the siege. >> reporter: abdel rahman is on a video that's believed to have been recorded in northern mali in 2010 or 2011. he and other militants showed their hostility toward western and arab nations. >> reporter: the people in the video were from different parts of africa. they trained with various types of weapons, from anti-tank rocket bombs to anti-aircraft artillery. security experts say many of the weapons came from libya. they say different groups took the arms across the border after the fall of moammar gadhafi. the video shows the transient life the militants led in the desert. they moved frequently from one location to another. mokhtar belmokhtar is one of the senior members shown in the video. he has links to al qaeda. analysts believe he's the mastermind behind the attack in algeria. algerian officials say the militants planned and prepared well. they sa
. south korean defense officials say air force troops from the two countries are conducting a drill using f-16 fighter jets. the pilots are preparing for possible aerial combat and air raids on north korea. south korean navy commanders say they are holding a maritime mobility exercise involving 20 naval ships. army officers say they are also planning to conduct a shelling drill this week. defense officials in seoul have showed off a key part of their military's fire power. they released video of the newly deployed cruise missile. the 50-second clip shows the weapons hit targets after being fired from a destroyer and a submarine. >> translator: the military is releasing the footage to ease public anxiety by showing south korea is fully equipped to deal with the north's nuclear missile threats. >> general ryu young-jeo said the cruise missiles could hit targets in north korea, even small ones. the weapons could strike the country quickly if launched by submarines near the coast. while the military stays on alert, members of south korea's national assembly are showing their political resolve
underground nuclear test. korean central television report scientists used a smaller warhead than in previous tests but produced a more powerful explosion. >> translator: on february 12, 2013, our defense and science officials successfully conducted our third nuclear test at an underground experiment site. >> seismologists in several countries defected a tremor emanating from north korea. experts from japan's meteorological agency say the tremor measured 5.2 in magnitude and was not natural. it happened just before noon local time close to poongkye-ri. military leaders issued a statement last month, threatening to target what they called a sworn enemy of the korean people, the united states. u.s. representatives led the drive at the u.n. to expand sanctions. security council passed a resolution last month condemning the north koreans for launching a rocket in december. >> translator: the nuclear test was carried out as part of our efforts to protect our security and independence. it is aimed at responding to the ferocious and hostile act of the u.s. to block our right to legitimately and peac
faster than other devices iran is using. the nuclear watchdog says that iran has so far refined 280 kilograms of uranium to a fissile purity of 20%. the iaea reports that 167 kilograms of the uranium could be used to develop nuclear weapons if iran has the technology to enrich it to more than 90% purity. this new assessment is likely to intensify criticism of iran among western nations. representatives of five permanent u.n. security council member nations and germany are due to hold talks with iran next week in kazakhstan concerning its nuclear program. >>> researchers in japan report a significant discovery in the fight against alzheimer's disease. they say they've identified part of the mechanism behind the pathology. the scientists used induced stem cells also known as ips cells that can be programmed to develop into any type of cell. associate professor haruhisa inoue leads the project at kyoto university for cell research and application. his team reprogrammed cells taken from four alzheimer's patients. they turned them into ips cells to produce brain nerve cells. the research
following it at close range. but the statement denies chinese crews used fire-controlled radar in either instance. it says officials in tokyo released false reports without confirming the facts with their counterparts in beijing. a spokesperson for the chinese foreign ministry also denied japan's claim. >> translator: all of our departments have published the true facts. the japanese claims are complete fabrication. >> later on friday, japan's vice foreign minister summoned china's ambassador to protest the denials. he urged chinese authorities to reinvestigate the case and to adopt preventive measures. >>> japanese defense representatives have provided more information to back up their version of what happened at the end of january. they say their data shows the crew on the chinese frigate used their weapons radar as they passed in front of the self-defense force destroyer. the two vessels were about 3 kilometers apart at the time, defense officials say the chinese crew trained what appeared to be artillery-guiding radar at the destroyer but they stress no artillery was pointed at the j
-run tv in september 2010. they say it shows the blueprint of the tunnel used in the second nuclear test at north korea's test site in 2009. the photo shows the tunnel stretching horizontally from its entrance on the left of the screen. it then goes into a spiral and a nuclear device is believed to be housed at the end. the tunnel appears to have nine gates designed to seal in gas. south korean defense ministry representatives say radioactive material leaked during the north's first nuclear test in 2006, they believe that may have prompted officials in pyongyang to dig be a tunnel shaped like a fish hook for 2009. they suggest north korean authorities will use a similar design if they follow through with their threat to conduct a third test. >>> asian governments are working hard to try to stop that from happening and they're hoping china can do something because it's north korea's ally. diplomats agreed they will continue to press authorities in pyongyang to hold off. leaders met. lim says they must be relentless in pursuing this. south korean and chinese officials will stay in closer c
the u.s. has been proposed. the objective to would be to help stabilize forces after the end of the operation. sources say neighboring countries are expected to play a major role in the operation. >> south korea leaders say they are ready to conduct an underground nuclear test at any time. crews have installed a remote detonator and equipment that will be used to measure radiation. north korean leaders said last month it will conduct their third nuclear test, but didn't say when. government sources say the crews brought a vehicle to the test site in the northeast that will remotely control the detonator. a monitoring device installed will be used to detect any nuclear radioactive material coming out of tunnels after a nuclear explosion. they are working with u.s. forces to monitor the movements of the north korean military. >> a trailer truck loaded with fireworks has exploded on an expressway on the inland chinese province of hernan. there are conflicting reports about the number of dead but the figure could reach into the dozens. the truck was delivering fireworks for chine
. >> reporter: park used the phrase trust building to express her policy on north korea. she insists that process can happen through dialogue and honoring promises that have been made already. >> translator: north korea's recent nuclear test is a challenge to the survival and future of the korean people. and there should be no mistake that the biggest victim will be none other than north korea itself. it is my sincere hope that north korea can progress together as a responsible member of the international community instead of wasting its resources on nuclear and missile development and continuing to turn its back to the world in self-imposed isolation. >> reporter: park recognized that tension and conflict exists in asia. the president didn't specifically mention the friction her country has experienced with japan such as a territorial dispute. but she did say she would work to strengthen trust with japan along with other nations such as the united states, china and russia. about 70,000 people gathered to attend park's inauguration. many of them want her to address the growing income
government to discuss the matter and clearly show us the results as soon as possible. >> authorities in tokyo and osaka have started to provide pollution data online. >>> naval officers from mainly asian pacific countries have gathered in japan to discuss security it is aimed at promoting mutual understanding in the region. on monday 15 officers took part in an opening ceremony at japan's maritime staff college in tokyo. they represent 15 countries, including japan, the u.s., south korea, china, and australia. the director of the college's research department says he hopes they can discuss each nation's participants and a way to building a regional security framework. he also commented on china's presence at the event. >> translator: china's participation has great significance, considering the timing of the meeting. >> relations have soured over a territorial dispute. china denies the clang. >>> experts with japan's nuclear regulator have thrown another wrench into plans to put power plants back online. officials have been looking at six complexes to see if they're stable. they found the one
it happened in the east china sea near islands both countries claim. >> translator: using this kind of radar, known as weapons radar, is an extremely unusual act. the japanese government believes that the situation could have become extremely dangerous. >> the defense minister revealed the incident happened on the morning on january 30th. the vessels were about three kilometers apart. he also says government analysts are investigating a separate incident from earlier in january. they suspect a chinese navy frigate locked its weapons radar on a self-defense force helicopter. japan and china have been locked in a dispute over the senkaku islands. the territory is in a area potentially rich in natural resources. japan controls the islands, china and taiwan claim them. the japanese government nationalized the islands last september. chinese surveillance ships have been navigating in and out of japanese waters near the territory ever since. the disagreement has affected diplomatic relations and trade. >>> the foreign minister is condemning the recent action in the east china sea. >> translator: w
's diet has approved a supplementary budget for fiscal 2012. the government is planning to use the budget totaling more than $140 billion to get the economy going again. the upper house passed the extra budget bill by 117-116 on tuesday following approval by the lower house. members of some opposition parties joined the ruling coalition parties to vote in favor. officials in the ruling liberal democratic party stressed that the budget will push up japan's real gross domestic product by about 2% and create 600,000 jobs. but the largest opposition democratic party said the government is ignoring efforts to cut the country's fiscal deficit. party leaders pointed out that the government is raising money to fund public works projects by issuing deficit financing bonds. these projects will total more than $54 billion. and government bond offerings will exceed tax revenues during the fiscal year. the budget will finance safety inspections and repairs of tunnels and roads and provide subsidies for businesses that install energy-efficient facilities. the extra budget brings this general account bu
and north korea sent a twitter message from pyongyang saying she was using the service. earlier this year, north korea allowed people to bring their own mobile phones into the country. pyongyang watchers say these moves could be an attempt to attract more visitors from abroad and improve foreign currency by improving telecommunications infrastructure. however, north korean residents are still not allowed access to such service. >>> officials in pyongyang are playing host to an athlete who gained a reputation as a bad boy. dennis rodman was known as much for his tenacity on the court as for his antics off it during 14 seasons in the national basketball association. now he is making a tv documentary in north korea. rodman arrived on tuesday a production team in tow. officials from the north korean olympic committee gave him a warm welcome. >> my first time. i think most of these guys first time here. so, hopefully we are going to be okay and hope the kids to have a good time for the game. >> rodman is expected to play some basketball during his visit. he will also run workshops for children
spoke person was responding to a remark by japanese defense minister. he said the use of weapons radar could be considered a threat of force under the united nations charter. china's defense ministry and other agencies are investigating the incident. she again blamed japan for months of strained ties over the islands in the east china sea. the issue is not china flexing its muscles but is really about continuous illegal activities by japanese vessels and planes in china's waters and airspace. >>> populous, prosperous, pushing ahead. china's rise, grounded wealth, power, and problems. an income gap divides its people. pollution threatens their health. and disputed seas strain relations with its neighbors. find out about the challenges china faces on "newsline." >>> authorities in the solomon islands are sending emergency teams and relief supplies to help residents in tthat have be hit by the disaster. an earthquake rattled the south pacific on wednesday sending tsunami racing ashore. six people are confirmed dead and four others missing. >> reporter: this is the capital of the solomon i
how to handle small engines used in tractors and other machineries. the 14 trainees come from seven different refugee camps in thailand. they have been instructed to pass on their knowledge to others living in the tents. >> translator: the skills i learned will help me in the future. i want to pass on what i acquired to other refugees. >> translator: people who lived for so long in refugee camps may finally get the chance to return to their homeland. the japanese government decided to fund the job training scheme, so refugees will be better equipped for their life back in myanmar. >> reporter: the japanese government hopes the training project will enable refugees going home with less discouragement and for the refugees the lessons they learn will help them contribute to society when finally they can return. >>> a plan for the first cross border high-speed railway in southeast asia has been officially unveiled. it will connect singapore to malaysia's capital city in 19 minutes. competition to win orders for construction will be fierce. >> it's going to be a game changer. it will tra
drastically. it is still not clear if they were told by party officials to use their weapons radar. xi jinping took the head of the communist party in november. he said he wants to pursue peaceful foreign policy, but he also said china needs to protect safety and security. the comments from the foreign ministry suggest that some of the chinese government were in the dark on the circumstances surrounding this incident. but communist party lead xi jinping is the leader of the military would likely know. but he isn't talking. nhk world, beijing. >>> japanese and chinese defense officials have been trying to establish better communication to prevent unintended events from happen bug the dispute over the senkaku islands has stalled their efforts. >> reporter: a chinese submarine briefly entered the waters of okinawa in september 2004 but didn't surface. >> translator: i want china to do its best to prevent a recurrence of such an incident so that the issue will not hamper the growth of friendship between japan and china. >> reporter: the increased activity of the chinese navy prompts officials from
of the catholic church will now start planning their conclave. the meeting they hold to choose a successor. >>> u.s. and south korean marines have given reporters a glimpse of their first joint winter drills. the marines started training together last week in the south korean mountain town of pyeongchang. they're improving their combat skills. about 400 marines practiced in a temperature of minus 10 degrees celsius. they shot at targets while skiing down a mountain and rappelled down a cliff with guns in their hands. the marines regularly train together. they say they want to be ready to deal with any attack from north korea. they've never drilled together in winter before. south korean leaders believe training in the harsh environment will help them work more closely together. the exercises are scheduled to last until friday of next week. >>> a new commander has taken charge of international forces in afghanistan. he says he's determined to improve the abilities of afghan soldiers before foreign troops pull out. u.s. marine general joseph dunford took charge of the nato-led force in kabul. >> toda
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